Torture and ill-treatment under perceived: Human rights documentation and the poor

Steffen Jensena, Tobias Kelly, Morten Koch Andersen, Catrine Christiansen, Jeevan Sharma

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Abstract

This article addresses the question of how human rights practitioners know about harm. In particular, what forms of torture and ill-treatment are made legible through human rights documentation? We argue human rights documentation techniques can systematically under perceive the extent of torture and ill-treatment among people living in poverty. The article is based on research in Kenya, Bangladesh, and Nepal, and sets out five key predispositions in documentation techniques that result in implicit discrimination.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-415
Number of pages23
JournalHuman Rights Quarterly
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

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